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dosage

[doh-sij] /ˈdoʊ sɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the administration of medicine in doses.
2.
the amount of medicine to be given.
3.
Physics. dose.
4.
the process of adding a sugar solution to champagne and other sparkling wines before final corking.
Origin of dosage
1840-1850
1840-50; dose + -age
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dosage

/ˈdəʊsɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts and at prescribed intervals
2.
the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses
3.
another name for dose (sense 3), dose (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for dosage
n.

1867; see dose + -age, perhaps on model of French dosage (1812).

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dosage in Medicine

dosage dos·age (dō'sĭj)
n.

  1. Administration of a therapeutic agent in prescribed amounts.

  2. Determination of the amount to be so administered.

  3. The amount so administered.

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